Posted March 17, 2014 05:06 pm

Man travels far and wide to adopt Clay County bulldog-Labrador mix named Darlene

On Saturday, Darlene, a 3-year-old bulldog labrador mix, was featured in Cold Noses, the Times-Union's weekly blog about adotable pets.

She was adopted the same day by a man who saw her photo in the newspaper and tracked her down, according to Andrea Cassman, founder of Friends of Clay County Animals, which works with Clay County Animal Care and Control.

"Darlene was adopted today because you featured her in the paper. The man drove all the way out to the [county] shelter and we ended up taking her to an adoption event and he came there to meet her," she said in an email.

She did not identify the man.

Cassman sends weekly Cold Noses entries to the Times-Union for the county shelter. She described Darlene as a "sweet, beautiful and loving girl."

Meet other adoptable animals at Clay County Animal Care and Control, 3984 Florida 16 W., Green Cove Springs. Adoption hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Also, Clay adoptable animals are at the Fleming Island Adoption Center, 1809-1 Town Center Blvd. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Fees vary.

For more information, call (904) 269-6342 or go to